Player Details

Name

Jesus Medina

Height

5' 10"

Weight

154 lbs

Date of Birth

4.30.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Asunción, Paraguay

Position

Midfielder

Player Category

Designated Player
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

CAREER

2020: Medina played an important role for the team in 2020, with the midfielder starting 18 regular-season games for NYCFC and recording five goals and two assists. The Paraguayan international enjoyed a strong finish to the campaign, notching three goals in the final four games of the regular season.

2019: The midfielder played 726 minutes this season, and in that time he scored three goals and had two assists. As the season approached its climax, the Paraguayan had arguably his best game for NYCFC to date when he came off the bench vs. New England Revolution to score twice and secure a big comeback win on City's path to the Eastern Conference First Seed.

2018: The first transfer in world football for 2018 progressed well in his first NYCFC season. An immediate impact was made when Jesús scored his first goal for the club in the first match of the season away at Sporting KC. He’d go on to total six goals and seven assists on the season in 21 starts and 28 games played. 

2017: Medina featured in two Copa Sudamericana U-20 tournaments, captaining the side where he played four times and scored two goals. He made his senior Paraguay debut vs Mexico in July 2017 coming in as a substitute in the 85th minute. 

2013: Medina garnered recognition through Paraguay's international age-groups. He first came to the attention of national team selectors in 2013 when he represented the U-17s for the first time, scoring seven goals in 15 appearances before advancing to the U-20s at the tender age of 17. His success continued as he scored four goals in 11 appearances for the U-20 side.

2012: Jesús debuted with Club Libertad at the age of 15 in July 2012 in a 1-0 win over Club Rubio Ñu. He's since gone on to make 74 senior appearances, scoring 17 goals and playing 14 times in South American continental competition, helping Libertad to the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana in 2017. 

2010: Jesús started his youth career with Asuncion-based team Club Libertad. 

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